Music Travel Grants by the Canada Council for the Arts

This program offers Canadian individual music professionals, groups or small ensembles an opportunity to travel on occasions important to their artistic and career development. Music professionals include instrumentalists, singers, composers, librettists, arrangers, performers, conductors, singers/songwriters and opera stage directors.

To apply to this program, individuals or members of a group or small ensemble must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Applicants do not need to be living in Canada when they apply.

Canadian groups or ensembles with non-Canadian members : To be eligible, Canadian groups or ensembles with non-Canadian members must have a Canadian identity (such as leader, repertoire or at least 50% Canadian membership).

Grant support is available only if you are traveling to a destination more than 800 kilometres outside your home region.

All applicants are eligible to apply for the following: to participate at key professional public performances that have a significant national or international impact on the applicant’s career; to attend stand-alone, specialized professional training opportunities at the invitation of the organizers such as residencies, workshops and master classes that are focused and concentrated in time.

In addition, composers may also apply:t o attend world premieres, significant and important premieres, or professional public readings/workshops/lectures/recitals of their own work at the invitation of the organizers

The maximum grant amount that you can receive from this program is $2,500 for individuals and $7,500 for a group or small ensemble.

Deadlines: 15 April, 15 June, 15 September, 15 November and 15 February.

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